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  • Hillary Clinton spokeswoman drops public hint about VP announcement Friday

    07/19/2016 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Hillary Clinton seems likely to announce her choice for vice president on Friday while she’s campaigning in Florida. That on-the-record hint, which came after days of backstage rumors, came Tuesday while CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Karen Finney, a spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign.
  • Christie Reportedly 'Livid' He Wasn't Chosen as Trump's VP

    07/18/2016 7:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 145 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Prior to announcing Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump had narrowed the VP field down to the Indiana governor, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Gov. Chris Christie. While Gingrich seems to have been a good sport about Trump’s ultimate decision to go with Pence, according to the Weekly Standard, Christie was “livid.” While minding my own business at the Starbucks inside the Westin hotel this morning, I saw a man engage Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in conversation about the VP selection process. The man, whom I couldn't identify, suggested that Pence was...
  • Survey: Bernie Delegates Would Hate It If Hillary Picks One Of These People For VP

    07/17/2016 5:52:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 16, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    Bernie Sanders delegates believe that a number of high-profile names being mentioned as options for Hillary Clinton's running mate are unacceptable, and if she picks one of them, those delegates are be ready to protest the pick in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention in less than two weeks. According to a survey of Sanders delegates conducted by the Bernie Delegates Network, the numbers show "big concerns about Hillary Clinton's pending choice of a vice presidential candidate." [Snip] According to the online poll, a "vast majority" of surveyed delegates said that if Clinton picks someone they don't like, they would...
  • LIVE:Trump Press Conference 7/16/2016 @ The New York Hilton Midtown @ 10:30AM ET.

    07/16/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 556 replies
    Saturday, July 16, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be announcing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential Candidate for the November 2016 Election at a press conference. The event will take place in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. Live streaming coverage on RSBN begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: New York Hilton Midtown
  • A Definitive Ranking of Who Trump Should Have Picked for VP

    07/14/2016 7:45:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/14/2016 | Jonathon Last
    The Drudge siren is blaring that Mike Pence is Trump's VP pick. I'm not sure I believe it, though, for a couple reasons. First, if you're a master showman looking to make as big a splash as possible, at least one head fake is required. In illusionist terms, the head fake is the turn, then bringing out the real VP is the prestige. Just picking a guy, leaking the word 24 hours early, and then rolling him out is the least-showy process imaginable. Second, Pence is probably the second-worst available pick on the board. Here's how the veep possibilities should...
  • Thoughts on Trump's Vice President (Whoever it May Be)

    07/13/2016 10:41:46 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    Within the next 48-72 hours, we should know who Donald Trump has chosen for a running mate. Some think it will be Friday and others think it will be over the weekend. But chances are, we will know by this time on Saturday (just three days from now) as typically candidates want to maximize the convention news cycle and announcing a few days prior will help accomplish that and build some excitement leading into the convention itself. I have no idea who Trump is going to pick but I do know this: Once the pick is made, there is...
  • Trump says he needs 'attack dog' as VP

    07/12/2016 5:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that his top three choices for a running mate are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , the Republican presumptive nominee said he wants an “attack dog” on the ticket to help fend off what he sees as attacks from Democrats, the media and even fellow Republicans. He told the Journal he is looking to pick someone who is a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat.” “I’m getting attacked from all sides,” he said. Many see Christie and Gingrich as...
  • Christie Met With Trump Vetting Adviser Sources Say

    07/12/2016 4:11:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/11/2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump's top vice presidential vetting adviser -- Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse -- traveled to New Jersey Saturday to meet with Gov. Chris Christie, according to sources familiar with the plans. The meeting lasted approximately three hours and followed Christie's prior submission of the 100+ question vetting questionnaire, tax records and access to medical history. Sources tell NBC News, Culvahouse devoted a significant amount of time discussing the George Washington bridge lane closures, widely known as "Bridgegate." The Culvahouse interview for finalists is in addition to a personal, though less formal interview with Trump himself. Those two interactions cap the...
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal Among Generals Trump Considering for Vice President

    07/11/2016 7:36:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 7/10/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI CORINNE CATHCART
    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman's growing list of potential running mates. McChrystal retired from the military in 2010 after being relieved of his position as the top commander in Afghanistan by President Obama following a controversial interview he held with Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Gen. Flynn on Trump: "I Vote For Leaders," "I Vote For America"

    07/10/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    Retired General Michael Flynn, a possible vice presidential candidate for Donald Trump, appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday to discuss why he supports the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Transcript, via ABC News: -snip- RADDATZ: You've been a registered Democrat, correct? FLYNN: I grew up as a -- in a -- in a -- I grew up as a Democrat in a very strong Democratic family. But I will tell you that the Democratic Party that exists in this country is not the Democratic Party that I grew up around in my -- in my upbringing, not a
  • Top Trump VP candidate on abortion: “I think women have to be able to choose”

    07/10/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Is it fair to call him the frontrunner? Yesterday’s splashy WaPo story about Flynn’s rise through the VP ranks didn’t use that word specifically, but it sure made it sound like he’s the guy Trump is looking at most closely right now. He’s a Democrat, pro-choice, and apparently a friendly acquaintance of Vladimir Putin. He’ll fit right in. After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Newt Gingrich: I Would Consider Being Trump’s Running Mate

    07/09/2016 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 170 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 July 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Breitbart News that he would consider being Republican candidate Donald Trump’s running mate in November’s general election. Asked if Trump has asked him to be running mate, Gingrich said, “No.” Asked if he would consider being running mate, Gingrich said, “Yes.” But, “I think he has to make that decision.” “It is the most extraordinary campaign of its time,” the former speaker added. “He’s come out of nowhere and defeated 16 other candidates.” “If he catches fire he could be much like Reagan in 1980,” Gingrich said, noting that Trump could match those record...
  • Newt for vice president

    07/07/2016 7:56:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Herman Cain
    A listener and a leader There is no doubt Donald Trump will decide on his running mate without trying to appease a particular political faction. There is also no doubt that he is considering several great alternatives as speculation continues to grow, and that he is listening to some of his most trusted advisors and others. Well, I’m a proud other and will offer my opinion, but I will support whomever Trump selects. Because! The main objectives in this 2016 presidential election are new, bold and creative leadership in the White House, and to defeat Hillary (untrustworthy) Clinton.
  • Pence has 10 days to accept VP nod from Trump

    07/05/2016 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    wishtv ^ | Updated: July 5, 2016, 12:07 pm | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Rumors continue to swirl around Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Speculation continues on whether Donald Trump will pick Pence as a running mate. One of Trump’s former top aides is weighing in on a possible Pence selection, as is a fellow Midwestern governor. Pence only has ten days to make the decision to continue in the race for governor, or join Donald Trump as the vice presidential candidate. The governor spent the Fourth of July walking parades in Greene and Hamilton counties. This is after spending with weekend in New Jersey meeting with Trump. He said the two...
  • Newt Gingrich to campaign with Donald Trump tomorrow, intensifying VP rumors

    07/05/2016 5:39:36 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 72 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tamar Hallerman
    Word on the street is that former Georgia congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be joining presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at an Ohio rally tomorrow, making an appearance that could very well serve as an audition to be the billionaire’s running mate. Several reporters tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon that Gingrich will be a special guest at Trump’s Cincinnati rally on Wednesday evening. We’ve known for a while that Gingrich is a top contender for Trump’s VP, but the two have not appeared together since that news broke. Tim Alberta over at the conservative National Review reports...
  • Curt Schilling has a VP suggestion for Trump

    06/25/2016 5:14:21 PM PDT · by Pudgebrownies7 · 47 replies
    Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has some ideas for a Donald Trump presidency.
  • Joni Ernst: "My Boots Were On That Ground That Is Now Held By ISIS"

    07/05/2016 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 17, 2014
    Joni Ernst manhandles Bruce Braley regarding his and the Obama Administration's failure to proactively counter ISIS.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • Newt Gingrich Has Climbed To The Top Of Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential List

    07/02/2016 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 123 replies
    The Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland — we are all witnesses — in exactly 16 days. That means that sometime over the next two weeks or so, we'll find out whom Trump has picked to be his vice-presidential running mate. Trump and his team have said all sorts of things about the timing of the announcement, including sometime soon and in the midst of the convention. Either way, it's coming. And coming soon. Trying to figure out a) whom Trump will pick or b) whom he is consulting in deciding whom to pick is, well, tough. But we do...
  • Who Should Trump Pick for His VP? – Help Him Decide! NEWSMAX POLL

    06/30/2016 9:58:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/30/2016
    Newsmax.com, one of America's leading online news services, is conducting an urgent national online poll about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's potential Vice Presidential picks. Donald Trump values your opinion and looks to online surveys like Newsmax's. Newsmax will provide the results of this poll to major outlets. Newsmax's results also will be shared with popular radio talk-show hosts across America. Newsmax reports have been cited by major networks, including CNN, ABC, Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, and other leading news organizations. Don't miss the opportunity to let your voice be heard. MY choice is NOT on the list. Governor of...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • Former Trump adviser reveals who 'nobody is talking about' that you should 'keep an eye on' for VP

    06/25/2016 12:01:03 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/25/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A former adviser to Donald Trump floated Utah Rep. Mia Love on Friday as a possible pick for vice president on the real-estate mogul's ticket. "If you were to name some people that nobody is talking about, to keep an eye on with the vice president [pick] … who would you say we should keep our eye on?" asked Brian Kilmeade, a Fox News Radio host. The former adviser, Michael Caputo, prefaced his answer by saying he was "never in those discussions" because they were "above my pay grade." That said, he provided a couple names. "The two people I...
  • Growing support for Trump-Gingrich ticket

    05/22/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/21/16 | Paul Bedard
    As Donald Trump, the eventual GOP presidential nominee, sifts through a handful of potential vice presidential picks, one is rising to the top in Washington and conservative circles: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "He does all the things that Trump needs," said a Trump advisor. While in the past it was key for candidates to consider a geographical teaming, with Trump the issue is energizing the Republican voting blocks with a running mate that could also provide savvy counsel once elected. Insiders said that Gingrich's assets are his close ties to conservatives and the pro-life movement and his years as...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Newt Gingrich says he’d probably say yes if asked to run as Donald Trump’s veep

    05/15/2016 12:40:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    With the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees all but decided, attention turned Sunday to the possible contenders for vice president. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he and his wife, Calista, “could be lured into a new path” if presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump were to ask him to join the ticket. “If he can convince Calista and me that it’s doable and it’s serious and that we would in fact contribute, I think we’d be very hard pressed not to say yes,” Mr. Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • ‘This Week’ Transcript: Reince Priebus and Sen. Jeff Sessions

    05/15/2016 8:04:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC News
    KARL: ...So, where is the center of gravity now for the Republican Party? SESSIONS: That's a good question, Jonathan. I would say it's with the movement Donald Trump is leading. He is leading the Republican Party, which is the Republican voter. And the Republican voter is adopting his views and not the views that too often we've seen out of Washington, Democrat and Republican. And so I think he's showing real strength there. He's unifying the people who are going to say we want some change. We want better jobs, better wages. We don't want falling wages. We want an...
  • Who Will Be Trump's, Clinton's Vice President?

    05/14/2016 5:48:31 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 131 replies
    NPR ^ | May 14, 2016 | Mara Liasson
    The two most important criteria are always the same: 1. Pick someone who's would ready to be president, if necessary, and 2. DO NO HARM He's said he'd like someone with political and legislative experience to help him deal with congress, and he's also said he'd consider some of his former rivals... 1. Former opponents Both Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal have endorsed Trump. Both are former governors. But Trump will probably win Texas and Louisiana without them... New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was one of Trump's earliest establishment endorsers.. If being an attack dog is a top requirement for...
  • 20 people you can bet on to be Donald Trump's vice president

    05/14/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 133 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2016
    Donald Trump says there’s a 40 percent chance he picks someone from this year’s Republican presidential field as his vice president. But the odds-on favorite to win the veepstakes: Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the house was a perpetual thorn in the side of the Bill Clinton administration. And he sounds like he’s relishing a shot at Hillary Clinton. Gingrich has lavished praise on Trump. The business mogul has not said much about the man named Newt. But oddsmakers and betting markets like Gingrinch’s chances nonetheless. In this unpredictable election season, bookies have some other strange options in mind...
  • Newt Gingrich on Trump VP Talk: 'You Have to Look at It Very Seriously'

    05/14/2016 10:05:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 83 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 13, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Newt Gingrich said Friday that "you have to look at it very seriously, of course" regarding the possibility of being presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's running mate. "I regard Donald as an old friend," Gingrich, the former Georgia representative who was House speaker from 1995 to 1999, told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News... Newsmax reported Tuesday that Gingrich topped Trump's list of possible vice presidential choices. The developer said that he was seeking a partner while deep experience within Washington who could help him "with legislation, getting things through." "There are a lot of very good candidates who know a...
  • Corey Lewandowski to Head Up Trump VP Search

    05/10/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, who was falsely accused of assault and battery by attention-seeking hoaxer Michelle Fields in March, will head up Donald Trump’s VP search. The Hill reported: "Donald Trump’s controversial campaign manager will helm the presumptive GOP nominee’s running mate search, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Corey Lewandowski will lead the campaign’s vetting of prospective vice presidential candidates, a process the Post says will “ramp up” shortly. Ben Carson, who ended his own presidential bid earlier this year, has confirmed previously that he will be on the search committee as well. Carson has so far muddied...
  • Who should Donald Trump choose to run as his Vice President?

    05/07/2016 10:46:56 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 55 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 5/7/16 | Hannity
    Freep this poll
  • Trump: I'd Consider Kasich for VP

    05/04/2016 2:16:14 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 153 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/04/2016 | Greg Richter
    "Donald Trump, now the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, said Wednesday he would consider Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a potential running mate."
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid, welcomes VP talk

    05/04/2016 12:45:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | May 4, 2016 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire “100 percent.” Fallin also said Wednesday she’s honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate and would be happy to consider such an offer. Fallin said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate. The two-term governor has not previously endorsed any of the GOP candidates for president. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won Oklahoma’s March presidential...
  • Trump announces MAJOR role for Ben Carson

    05/04/2016 9:10:16 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 40 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    With Ted Cruz out of the race and John Kasich set to announce he’s suspending his campaign later today, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is wasting no time in moving forward on building out his campaign team, amassing a team of advisers and beginning to review potential vice presidential running mates. To help him with the latter, Trump told the New York Times that Ben Carson will serve on a selection committee to find his running mate.
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • **DRUDGE POLL** WHO SHOULD BE TRUMP'S VP?

    07/05/2016 6:03:35 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 132 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 5, 2016 | Matt Drudge
    CHRIS CHRISTIE, BOB CORKER, JONI ERNST, NEWT GINGRICH, MIKE PENCE, or JEFF SESSIONS
  • Can You Tell Us If Your GOP Governor Is a Potential VP?

    07/04/2016 5:23:18 PM PDT · by jobim · 55 replies
    vanity ^ | 7/4/16 | vanity
    Here are the GOP governors. Donald Trump has stated that he wants someone who knows government, and could step in if need be. Can we give some observations of our own governor to help us determine if that person might make a good VP pick? Alabama Robert Bentley Alaska Bill Walker Arizona Doug Ducey Arkansas Asa Hutchinson Florida Rick Scott Georgia Nathan Deal Guam Eddie Calvo Idaho C.L. “Butch” Otter Illinois Bruce Rauner Indiana Mike Pence Iowa Terry Branstad Kansas Sam Brownback Kentucky Matt Bevin Maine Paul LePage Maryland Larry Hogan Massachusetts Charlie Baker Michigan Rick Snyder Mississippi Phil Bryant...
  • Why Donald Trump Will Choose Newt Gingrich as His Vice President

    07/04/2016 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 81 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/16 | Mitch Wolfe
    The Donald and The Newt Will be a formidable dynamic duo Anything is possible with Donald Trump. He is constantly unpredictable. He is always going against the political grain. Marching to his own drummer. Making up his own rules as he goes along and then not following his own rules. But underneath the bombast and blarney, Trump is a clear-eyed, cold-hearted, calculating realist. He knows that his strengths are his acute political instincts. He has an innate ability to perceive “the big picture”, but “a big picture” that is usually a very different picture than is often portrayed by the...
  • The Case for Rand Paul as VP

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 96 replies
    n/a | 6/3016 | Taildragger
    The Case for Rand Paul as Trump's VP Choice I have been bantering this concept about here on FR, it deserves it own thread, Here is the case for Rand Paul as VP... * Trump needs to get things through the House and Senate. * With Newt as Chief of Staff, he can work Bills through the House with him, Newt knows were all the bodies are burried. * And with Paul as Presiding over the Senate he has got a contact with the Senate to maneuver through that mind field. * More So... * IMHO Mitch McConnell owes Rand........
  • 20 Donald Trump Vice President Picks

    06/21/2016 8:30:12 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 220 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Josh Steelier
    1. Tom Cotton. 2. Bob Corker. 3. Chris Christie. 4. Joni Ernst. 5. Newt Gingrich. 6. Jeff Sessions. 7. Michael Flynn (retired Lt. General). 8. Condoleezza Rice. 9. Rick Scott. 10. Rick Perry. 11. Stanley McChrystal. 12. Mike Pence. 13. Martha McSally. 14. Marco Rubio. 15. Jim Webb. 16. Scott Walker. 17. Marsha Blackburn. 18. John Katich. 19. Rudy Giuliani 20. Scott Brown
  • Some Dems think Sen. Heinrich would be an "attractive addition" to Clinton ticket

    06/18/2016 8:42:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | March 26, 2016 | Milan Simonvich
    Few people today regard the American vice presidency the way John Nance Garner did when he described the job as one that “isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit,” probably a softened version of his actual words. Yet modern-day politicians would rather talk about arcane parts of the tax code than publicly acknowledge speculation that they’re being mentioned as vice presidential timber. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from Albuquerque, is one of them. Heinrich, who endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton back in 2014, is among a couple of dozen names that often surface when political writers and commentators discuss...
  • Clinton rules out Sanders while playing 'who'd you rather' to chose running mate

    05/25/2016 10:05:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton played a game of "Who'd You Rather" to try to choose her running mate, quickly ruling out rival Bernie Sanders. Appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in an episode airing Wednesday, Clinton was asked to choose who she'd want as a running mate as two famous people appeared on a screen. [Snip] (Other) potential picks included Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé and Michelle Obama.
  • Donald Trump to Ben Carson: You’re Fired… From My VP Team

    05/21/2016 12:19:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ben Carson has the ability to say everything he shouldn’t at exactly the wrong time. Since the former neurosurgeon has taken up the role of working on Donald Trump’s vice presidential team, he has suggested that the candidate may pick a Democratic running mate, dropped she-who-must-not-be-named Sarah Palin as a potential pick and earlier generally questioned a number of the presumptive nominee’s habits from his Twitter use to lack of pragmatism. So he was off the VP team in a hurry.
  • Trump Meeting With Sen. Bob Corker on Possible VP Slot

    05/21/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 113 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump will meet Monday with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, whom key Republicans consider a possible running mate for the presumptive nominee. The pair is scheduled to meet at Trump Tower in New York City, The Washington Post reports, citing sources who asked not to be named. Corker, 63, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the former mayor of Chattanooga and was first elected to Congress in 2006. He has had a key role in many foreign policy issues involving the Obama administration, including the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Trump Taps D.C. Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search

    05/20/2016 2:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of sifting through financial, legal and other background materials submitted by potential candidates before Trump finalizes his choice for second-in-command. Trump personally met Culvahouse Wednesday in New York after the Trump campaign reached out to at least two DC-based law firms in an effort to find the best counsel for the job. After John McCain made a...